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The NHCBA Officers - President, Giovanni Spennato; President-Elect, Shari Shore; Treasurer, Joe Porto; Secretary, Amanda Nugent and Past-President, Dave Vegliante - as well as,  the NHCBA office staff, Executive Director, Gillian Fattal, Lawyer Referral Service Coordinator, Anne Herlihy and Event Coordinator, Cindy Martin, have been working remotely evaluating Association programs and events in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

It is our desire to be a resource to you as you navigate these challenging times. Frequent memos on information that you may find helpful will be emailed directly to you as well as posted in this Resource Center covering ten key areas:


1.    Updates from State and Federal Courthouses

2.    COVID-19 Task Force for the Connecticut bar

3.    Government programs/Public Benefits

4.    Lawyer Referral Service

5.    Webinars for Judges/Attorneys/Legal professionals

6.    State and Local Government Action

7.     Practice Tools and Remote Work

8.    Wellness 

9.    Continuing Legal Education

10.  Member Community support: Wills for Heroes/Feed the Hungry


Please find COVID-19 Information from Federal and State Courts here :


State of Connecticut:


United States District Courts, District of Connecticut:


CT guidance on reopening offices for May 20, 2020


COURT NOTICES - go to for full notice

May 29, 2020: The Sentence Review docket for June is canceled.

May 28, 2020: The Judicial Branch is Expanding its Remote Capabilities

    May 27, 2020: Limited Operations to Resume in Three Currently Closed Courthouses

      May 26, 2020: CSSD Update on Juvenile Detention Centers – PowerPoint presented on May 21, 2020

      May 20, 2020: Notice re: Special Sessions of the Supreme and Appellate Courts

      • Supreme Court arguments via videoconferencing will be held on June 1, June 3, June 5, June 10, June 12, and June 22, 2020.
      • Appellate Court arguments via videoconferencing will be held on June 15, June 17, June 19, June 29, and July 1, 2020.
      • Assignment details are available on the Supreme and Appellate Courts' webpages.

      May 20, 2020: Interim COVID-19 Criminal Procedures and Technical Standards

      May 18, 2020: Parenting Education Class offered Online

        May 15, 2020: Strict Foreclosure Order

        • All Judgments of Strict Foreclosure entered in matters with law days prior to July 7, 2020 are opened by the Court for the sole purpose of extending the Law Day in those matters to July 7, 2020 for the owner of equity of redemption and thereafter for subsequent encumbrancers in the inverse order of their priorities. The plaintiff in those matters is hereby ordered to file a notice of the new law day in the court file.

        May 15, 2020: Message Regarding Remote Family Pretrials and Status Conferences
        Please Do Not File Motions for Continuance

          May 14, 2020: Simplifying the process for Self-Represented Parties to E-File their documents

          May 13, 2020: Criminal Matters Continue Expanding its Capability to Handle Cases

          May 7, 2020: Judicial Branch Continues to Expand Types of Cases Handled Remotely

            May 7, 2020: Family Matters Update

            May 6, 2020: Connecticut Fall 2020 Bar Examination - Update

              May 5, 2020: Requesting Approval of QDROs Electronically

                May 5, 2020: Requesting Approval of Gestational Agreements Remotely

                May 1, 2020: Effective with the May 18, 2020 calendars, arguable motions marked take papers on all Indical calendars will be ruled on by the Court. Matters marked ready will be marked off by the Court and must be reclaimed.

                • Judges will continue to rule on certain civil non-arguable short calendar matters that have been marked take papers on Short Calendar 10 and Indical calendars. Starting with the May 18, 2020 calendar, both arguable and non-arguable motions will print on all Indical calendars assigned to a specific judge under the Individual Calendaring Program. Judges will rule on arguable and non-arguable motions that are marked take papers. Arguable motions marked ready instead of take papers will be marked off by the Court and must be reclaimed. Attorneys are required to mark their motions electronically unless they have an exemption from e-filing. Self-represented parties and e-filing exempt attorneys can call in their markings to the number listed on their calendar notice. We continue to appreciate your patience as we expand civil court business during these unprecedented times.

                April 30, 2020: Rules Committee of the Superior Court Suspended Certain Rules of Practice and Procedure

                • On March 24, 2020, the Rules Committee of the Superior Court suspended the operation of certain rules of practice and procedure for the duration of the present public health emergency, including Practice Book § 2-70 concerning collection of the annual client security fund fee. As a result, collection of the 2020 client security fund fee has been suspended until further notice. Attorneys will be notified once suspension of the rule has been lifted and a new due date for the 2020 fee has been established. Please do not send payment of the 2020 security fund fee until notified to do so.

                CT Judicial Branch Expands Remote Capabilities to Include More Family Cases

                Please see the Order, here:


                Today, Thursday, April 30th, Attorneys Stephanie Cummings and Holly Wheeler, of Carmody, Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey presented Business Impacts under FFCRA and CARES Act.

                For more information please visit the Carmody Covid-19 resource center at:


                You may also email Stephanie at and Holly at




                Important news: Chief Justice Robinson announces that the Supreme Court of Connecticut is in session! Oral arguments will be heard remotely for the first time...



                EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 7CC 

                Click here to see the full order


                April 22, 2020: Governor Lamont Executive Order

                • Pursuant to Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7BB, effective immediately no person is permitted to enter a Judicial Branch courthouse or facility without covering his/her mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering.

                April 17, 2020: Civil Short Calendar

                • Civil Short Calendar will be reinstated effective May 4, 2020 for non-arguable matters, but no short calendar court sessions will be held until the Judicial Branch resumes normal operations. For more information


                The Connecticut Judicial Branch has developed a webpage to help you navigate the many changes the Branch has implemented, as a result of COVID-19. The page is updated as changes occur.

                The website is:


                Additional Resources:

                The United States District Court District of Connecticut Coronavirus Guidance

                CBA Responds to Covid-19

                United States Courts Judiciary Preparedness for Coronavirus 








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